Economic and Housing Market Analysis

Economic and Community Development Plans and Studies:

Strategic economic development projects are studies that look at regional development problems and opportunities. Over the last ten years, the Center has worked on major projects that have regional implications.

Make it Miami: Report on Miami's Manufacturing Sector

This report puts the spotlight on one industry sector that has not received sufficient attention: manufacturing. While Miami’s manufacturing sector is not among the top employers, it is a major contributor to Miami-Dade’s economy in terms of output. The sector’s output or value of production is $17.6 billion, or almost 7% of the total output of Miami-Dade’s economy.


Healthy West Kendall, 2019

Led by West Kendall Baptist Hospital, the Healthy West Kendall coalition was selected as one of five communities in the U.S. to participate in Communities of Excellence 2026 — a learning collaborative that uses the Baldrige Excellence Framework to improve the health status, educational attainment and economic vitality of the community. The Healthy West Kendall Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) was designed to advance the work of the coalition, including the previously completed West Kendall Baldrige-based Community Profile.

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Delray Beach Competitive Assessment & Cluster Strategies Economic Development Study, 2019

The City of Delray Beach engaged the FIU Metropolitan Center to complete a Competitive Assessment and Cluster Strategies Economic Development Study to suggest key strategies for the City’s short and long-term economic development planning processes. This study assesses 1) Delray’s competitive position, 2) its economic structure, strengths, and opportunities, 3) labor force, and 4) housing and real estate market performance.

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Broward County Affordable Housing Needs Assessment, 2018

The 2018 Broward County Affordable Housing Needs Assessment provides a current market perspective on the key demand and supply factors impacting the production and availability of affordable housing in Broward County.

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Miami-Dade County Prosperity Initiatives Study

The study presents a comprehensive analysis of the Miami-Dade economy and offers an innovative 5-point program to address the County’s most difficult community development challenges.

Prosperity Study Presentation

Executive Summary

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Economic Development Implementation Plan (EDIP) for Miami-Dade County:

This project grew out of a rigorous analysis of obstacles to economic expansion within Miami-Dade County, identified clear and workable development strategies and offered major recommendations for improving the local economic atmosphere. Click here for more information.

Florida East Coast Corridor Strategic Action Plan:

The project includes new guidelines and strategies for affordable housing and transportation revitalization to stimulate redevelopment in a high-potential area. Click here for access to the projects.

Miami Targeted Industries

This project involves a detailed study and analysis of the three industrial sectors identified in the “FEC Corridor Strategic Redevelopment Plan.” The study focused on the following specific areas of economic growth and job creation: industry profiles, inventory and classification of local firms, market base study, public infrastructure and site planning needs, private capital needs, production technologies, supporting and complementary industries, management training needs, workforce development needs, and institutional support. The following is the link to the study: Miami Targeted Industries.

Other projects and relevant reports are listed below.

Housing Market Analysis